2 Responses to Energy-generating spinning wheel provides electricity for the poor

  1. Marie Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm #

    Simply brilliant!!!

  2. DJ Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 6:35 am #

    This is great in so many ways. The spinning wheel is a national symbol in India– it’s even on their flag. Gandhi used a spinning whhel as meditation– and said that spinning your own thread was essential to national self-sufficiency. In other words, buy local.

    This little invention makes electricity generation local as well. And it brings the essentials to a village (light) without the expectation of Blackberries and convection ovens and all the other extravagent gadgets that go with a society of conspicuous consumption.